Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii
Tanquana hilmarii

Tanquana hilmarii

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This is a small soft-skinned succulent mesemb much like a Pleiospilos. Tanquana hilmarii is the smallest species of the genus. In its native habitat it tends to remain unbranched but often clusters in cultivation.

Origin: South Africa. Western and Northern Cape Provinces (Tanqua Karoo and Laingsburg In the Little Karoo)
Family: Mesebrianthemaceae (Aizoaceae)

Body: Small, up to 35 mm (or more in cultivation) smooth soft to the touch which are not at all lumpy or rock like as in pleiospilos, brown-purplish to green-grey, dots all over, leaves are ovoidal- clavate (triangular with fat rounded tips) and never keeled.
Flower: Solitary, diurnal, yellow 25-35 mm wide producing a strong spicy scent.
Blooming season: Autumn, flowers opens in the afternoon and close at night.
Fruit: Capsule 10-locular with covering membranes and small closing bodies, and similar to those of Titanops hence the extraction of this genus from Pleiospilos.

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz